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message 1: by Cara (last edited May 30, 2010 12:23PM) (new)

Cara | 26 comments Page count starting from January 2010

Violet Eyes: A Retelling of the "Princess and the Pea" Page Count 256
Ice Page Count 308
The Red Necklace Page count 384
Just Listen Page Count 371
The Boy Who Dared Page Count 192
Beautiful Creatures Page Count 563
Deadly Little Secret Page Count 252
Coffeehouse Angel Page Count 276
The Devil's Paintbox Page Count 368
Lisa's Flying Electric Piano Page Count 76
Magic Under Glass Page Count 225
The Perilous Gard Page Count 320
The Lightning Thief Page Count 375
The Silver Blade Page Count 368
Dear John Page Count 276
Forget-Her-Nots Page Count 384
Reaching for Sun Page Count 144
Dragon Slippers Page Count 321
Pastworld Page Count 355

Total page count as of now: 5814

Oh gosh I have a LONG way to go.


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Don't worry, we all do :)


message 3: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) With Gin on this one. Don't worry though: We'll all get there! :)


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Yes, we are going to provide reading support and encouragement, group family style.

Plus me and Z are going to have small group buddy reads and small challenges to help you along the way.

You are stuck with us for life :) In a very good way!


message 5: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Lol! We don't leave people very easily do we, Lyss? Haha But I think I will go set up the Buddy Reads and Challenges...


message 6: by Cara (new)

Cara | 26 comments Thanks guys:) I can feel the support! I guess it shouldn't be too bad since it is a lifetime goal and not such a looming deadline in the way like reading a 100 books in a year. Man that one isn't going to well but trying is what counts I guess.


message 7: by [deleted user] (new)

Thanks, me and Z always push each other and we are always right on each others heels. Time for us to spread the support. :)

I know about Deadline. I did my 12 books for the 144 books a year in Jan but failed each month after that. Geez. Doesn't make you feel too good.

Hopefully, this group can keep your spirits up and we can have great conversations as well.

Happy Reading :)


message 8: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Yes, that is exactly what counts. I know how you feel about deadlines. I don't think I will reach my goal of 144 books, but I'm steadily trying. :)


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Trying, it really helps when you find a row of good books!


message 10: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Yes, I think so too. Sometimes I wish my dad would just let me buy every book in BAM (books a million) so that (1) he wouldn't have to take me so much and (2) so that I would have a continous line of books I wanted to reread.


message 11: by Heather (new)

Heather (nickyblue7) | 486 comments i love just having a line of books to read and as soon as you finish one book you can grab another one, in fact i got a good line of them right now :D


message 12: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Lol, mine aren't in an actual line, but they're written down on paper in the order I want to read them. I have a few that I got at Xmas that still haven't been read :)


message 13: by Angela (new)

Angela B | 400 comments I have a stack of books that I need to read but I don't put them in order I rarely choose what to read until I'm done with the book I am currently reading


message 14: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Sometimes that's how it works for me. I only do that for each month because it helps me with Challenges, like the one we have for June.


message 15: by Angela (new)

Angela B | 400 comments Ya that might help me with challenges too other then the fact that I have 6 library books out and they all have to be returned at a certain time so those have to go first, I'm not use to having library books


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Sometimes I choose while I'm reading a book. Because if that book is boring I'll grab another book and read that up to break up the boring book. Or if the book is good I'll grab a different book to slow down the goodness of a book. Sometimes you just don't want the pages to end!

It also depends on what I got from the library and if it is due!


message 17: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) I would love to go the library sometime soon. But mom can't drive. HAve to wait for the OK from the doctor. :( This is depressing, but I shouldn't be complaining cuz I have like 11 or 12 books that I still haven't read...


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Soon :)


message 19: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Thanks Lyss. You always know exactly what to say at exactly the right time. ;)


message 20: by Cara (last edited Jul 01, 2010 11:28AM) (new)

Cara | 26 comments Ok here's my page count for June 2010

Forest Born Page Count 389
Brightly Woven Page Count 368
Calamity Jack Page Count 144
The Sea of Monsters Page Count 279
Skybreaker Page Count 384
The Red Umbrella Page Count 288
Somebody Everybody Listens To Page Count 304

Page Count for the month: 2156
Total Page Count: 7970


message 21: by Cara (new)

Cara | 26 comments All right time for July 2010!!!

Geektastic: Stories from the Nerd Herd Page Count 416
The Snowball Effect Page Count 368
The Cardturner : A Novel about a King, a Queen, and a Joker Page Count 352
Princess of Glass Page Count 257
Psych Major Syndrome Page Count 336
Library Card Page Count 148

Page Count for July: 1877
Total Page Count: 9847

Darn it I wanted to reach 10,000 by now!


message 22: by Valerie (new)

Valerie You'll get there. Just keep reading!


message 23: by Cara (new)

Cara | 26 comments Ha! Yeah I guess you're right. I should be reading instead of being on here probably;)


message 24: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Great reading in July, Cara!


message 25: by Cara (new)

Cara | 26 comments Thanks Zakiya:D


message 26: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Welcome. :P


message 27: by Cara (last edited Nov 01, 2010 10:32PM) (new)

Cara | 26 comments August 2010

The Thirteenth Princess 256
The Keepers' Tattoo 425
The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico 224
Saving Ceecee Honeycutt 306
The Grimm Legacy 336
The Titan's Curse 312
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Life Lessons from a High School Dropout 112

Page count for August = 1971

Total page count= 11818

Yeah I've broken the 10,000 mark finally!!!:D The next big one is the 100,000 oh gosh...


message 28: by Angela (new)

Angela B | 400 comments I went with 25,000 as my next goal


message 29: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Yeah, 25K is my next goal as well. But I love it when people shoot for the bigger ones! Congrats, and good luck Cara!!! :P


message 30: by Cara (new)

Cara | 26 comments Hey thanks for the support guys. I'm thinking I want to reach 20,000 before the end of the year. We'll see how that goes...


message 31: by Cara (last edited Nov 01, 2010 10:45PM) (new)

Cara | 26 comments All right September:
A Curse Dark as Gold 396
The Indigo Notebook 336
42 Miles 64
Savvy 368
Mockingjay 390
Every Soul A Star 336

Month total: 1890
Grand total: 13708


message 32: by Cara (last edited Nov 01, 2010 10:33PM) (new)

Cara | 26 comments October 2010
The World Above: A Retelling of "Jack and the Beanstalk" 224
Winter's End 432
Clockwork Angel 479
The Battle of the Labyrinth 362
Extraordinary 393
The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May, & June 282
The Clearing 228

Month total: 2400
Grand total: 16108

I'm happy with that actually. Read seven books this month. Probably the best month have had so far:)


message 33: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Great reading, Cara! I was lucky to even read 4 books in October. :)


message 34: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Gosh, I only read 3! But congrats on all the pages. You'll pass 20,000 by the end of the year if you keep this up.


message 35: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) She def will! :P


message 36: by Cara (new)

Cara | 26 comments Thanks for the faith in me guys! I'll probably be like Zakiya this time around though because I have less time to read this month. Bummer.


message 37: by Zakiya (new)

Zakiya LadyWings (zladywings) Don't feel bad! I probably will be not so good again this month because of dance practice -- again :/ . Guess we can stop each other from drowning :).


message 38: by Cara (last edited Dec 01, 2010 05:38PM) (new)

Cara | 26 comments November 2010
Grace 208
The Last Olympian 381
Cloaked in Red 128
Secondhand Charm 352
Plain Kate 311

Grace by Elizabeth Scott The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan Cloaked in Red by Vivian Vande Velde Secondhand Charm by Julie Berry Plain Kate by Erin Bow

November total:1390
Grand Total:17488

*sigh* not as good as I wanted but something is something

@Zakiya Yay that's the spirit!!!!
You know I did a calculation of how long it would take me to get to a million pages if I read 20,000 a year. It would take 50 years!!! I'll be an old lady by the time this is done:)


message 39: by Cara (new)

Cara | 26 comments December 2010
Wildwing 320
The Replacement 343
Rose Sees Red 197
Just One Wish 272
Claim to Fame 272
The Things a Brother Knows 256
My Double Life 265
December total: 1925
Grand total: 19413

Darn I didn't get to 20,000 but close. Ok now I'm gonna add my total page count for my life.

Before 2010: 103726
New Grand total: 123139

A tenth of the way there!


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